Threat of a tsunami diminishes after a significant earthquake in Mexico

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On Monday, a strong 7.7-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico's southwest coast, killing at least one person and causing tremors as far away as Mexico City.

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According to data from the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck shortly after 1 p.m. EST, with the epicentre occuring relatively close to the coastline in a sparsely inhabited area of Michoacan state.

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Nearby Colima, around 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the epicentre, saw very violent shaking that might have caused "moderate" damage.

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Mexico City, around 500 km (310 miles) away, experienced "mild to moderate" shaking, according to reports.

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According to local news outlets, firefighters in Mexico City restricted public access to some buildings because they feared they would fall.

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A fence crumbled, killing one person in a retail complex in Manzanillo, Colima, in western Mexico.

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On social media, José Rafael Ojeda Durán, the secretary of the navy, was quoted by President López Obrador.

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According to Claudia Sheinbaum, the mayor of Mexico City, there have been no reported injuries or damage that has been documented.

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) initially gave the earthquake's magnitude as 7.6.

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By Cali Crystal             May 19, 2020

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